Frightened customer may have mistakenly gunned down two restaurant workers
An armed customer at a chicken restaurant in Oakland may have become frightened and mistakenly shot and killed two employees.
Piedmont Patch reported on Wednesday that Oakland police Capt. Anthony Toribio was meeting with community groups after two restaurant employees, 22-year-old Kenneth Bradley and 26-year-old Jose Santa Maria, were gunned down at a Wingstop restaurant Monday night.
In a statement on Tuesday, police said that one of two suspects had been arrested, and that robbery was not a motive.
Law enforcement sources told the San Francisco Chronicle that detectives were investigating the possibility that one of the customers shot the employees by mistake because he had been scared by a third party.
The sources said that the suspects entered the restaurant wearing orange vests and then became frightened and ran to the freezer area. Employees that followed them were apparently shot by mistake.
The identity of the suspects had not yet been released.
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(h/t: Talking Points Memo)